Fox News Chicago spoke with ACLU of Illinois Legal Director Harvey Grossman about the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) intervening on the case of CANA v. City of Chicago. The case aims to resolve the issue of unequal police deployment rates across Chicago's neighborhoods and the disproportionate number of delayed police responses to emergency calls in those neighborhoods with higher minority populations.
People in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side are not getting the same police protection as their white counterparts on the North Side, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU sued the city and has asked a judge to intervene.
“We asked the judge, first of all, to look at the existing system and determine whether it's unfair,” the ACLU’s Harvey Grossman said. “If it is unfair, we asked the court request the city to submit a new plan for deployment that is directed at equalizing services.”